Garnethill Multicultural Community Centre was opened on 29th March 1988 by the Lord Provost of Glasgow Mr Robert Gray. The opening came after two years of renovation work carried out on the old St Aloysius Church Hall.
The Archdiocese of Glasgow have ownership of the building and lease it to Garnethill Multicultural Centre for a peppercorn rent, and an active group of local residents manage the affairs of the Centre. The Archdiocese have been very supportive over the years, and this generosity has benefitted the community enourmously. The Association was granted Charitable Status in 1994, and became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation in November 2012.
Funding for the building programme and the running costs until March 1994 were met by the Urban Programme from the Industry Department of Scotland and Glasgow District Council Housing Department. Subsequently the finances were provided from the North West Area budget of Glasgow City Council and presently from Glasgow City Council Community Planning Department's Social Inclusion budget. Notwithstanding, there are building repairs which need to be tackled in order to better support the community and continue to provide the much needed community space for the various groups who meet in the Multicultural Centre.
The Centre is continually striving to become a focal point of community activity for the people of Garnethill and its environs -- social, leisure and healthy living activities which reflect the diverse cultural make-up of the area are particularly encouraged. Many charitable organisations also make use of the Centre's facilities to hold social and fund-raising events.
The Centre is keen to recruit individuals who support the aims and objectives of the Association and who can make a valid contribution to the efficient management of the premises.